By KBC Reporter
Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter has appointed Collins Juma the Acting CEO of the Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board.
Juma who was previously the Technical Affairs Director at Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board takes over from Ochilo Ayacko whose contract ended last month.
The Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board was set up in 2012 to expedite the development of nuclear electricity generation. Kenya plans to set up the first nuclear power plant with a capacity to generate 1000MW by the year 2025
Juma holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree(Mechanical) from the Indian Institute of Technology and a Masters degree in Operations Management from the University of Nairobi.
Eng. Juma is a Council Member and Fellow of the Institution of Engineers of Kenya. He is also a registered Consulting Engineer with Engineers Board of Kenya and has worked in the energy sector for over 20 years, including stints at Kenya Power and KENGEN.
The appoints comes after the contract for OchiloAyacko as the Executive Chairman & CEO of KNEB ended in December 2015.
The Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board was set up in 2012 to expedite the development of nuclear electricity generation.
Kenya plans to set up a first nuclear power plant with a capacity of 1000MW by 2025.
This is expected to rise to a total of 4000MW by 2033 making nuclear electricity a key component of the country’s energy mix which is projected will be about 19,000MW in total. Kenya currently has an installed capacity of 2298MW.